Realising real-time embedded control of a small UAV

Gergely Regula, Alexandres Soumelidis, Péter Bauer, József Bokor

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Abstract

As the technology of sensor and actuator production has rapidly developed in recent years and the computation power of embedded processors has increased, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become attractive means of testing complex control algorithms. Apart from the development of new control control algorithms, it is crucial how they can be implemented and tested on the target platforms before flights. This article presents two methods that are suitable for rapid prototype design, test and efficient code generation. One of them provides a graphical interface and automatic code generation, which reduces me time required to develop a control algorithm. The other makes use of a highly configurable real-time operating system specially designed for embedded systems. The two approaches are illustrated by case studies, namely, the implementation of the control system of an autonomous aeroplane and a quadrotor helicopter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Mini Conference on Vehicle System Dynamics Identification and Anomalies, VSDIA 2008
Pages629-635
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event11th Mini Conference on Vehicle System Dynamics Identification and Anomalies, VSDIA 2008 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Nov 10 2008Nov 12 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Mini Conference on Vehicle System Dynamics, Identification and Anomalies

Other

Other11th Mini Conference on Vehicle System Dynamics Identification and Anomalies, VSDIA 2008
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period11/10/0811/12/08

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Keywords

  • Automatic code generation
  • Embedded control design
  • Real-time operation
  • UAV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Regula, G., Soumelidis, A., Bauer, P., & Bokor, J. (2008). Realising real-time embedded control of a small UAV. In Proceedings of the 11th Mini Conference on Vehicle System Dynamics Identification and Anomalies, VSDIA 2008 (pp. 629-635). (Proceedings of the Mini Conference on Vehicle System Dynamics, Identification and Anomalies).